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Pippalyādyāsava is a fermented liquid preparation, made with ingredients in the Formulation composition given below. It contains not more than 10 per cent, and not less than 5 per cent of alcohol that is self generated in the preparation over a period of time.

Formulation composition

Pippalī API Piper longum Fr. 8 g
Marica API Piper nigrum Fr. 8 g
Haridrā API Curcuma longa Rz 8 g
Cavya API Piper chaba Rz. 8 g
Citraka API Plumbago zeylanica Rt. 8 g
Ghana (Mustā API) Cyperus rotundus Rt. 8 g
Viḍaṅga API Embelia ribes Fr. 8 g
Kramuka (Pūga API) Areca catechu Sd 8 g
Lodhra API Symplocos racemosa St. Bk. 8 g
Pāṭhā API Cissampelos pareira Rt.*/Pl . 8 g
Dhātrī (Āmalakā API) Emblica officinale P. 8 g
Elavāluka API Prunus avium St. Bk. 8 g
Uśīra API Vetiveria zizanioides Rt. 8 g
Candana (áveta Candana API) Santalum album St. Bk. 8 g
Kuṣṭha API Saussurea lappa Rt. 8 g
Lavaṅga API Syzygium aromaticum 8 g
Tagara API Valeriana wallichii Rz. 8 g
Jaṭāmāṁsī API Nardostachys jatamansi Rz. 8 g
Tvak API Cinnamomum zeylanicum St. Bk. 8 g
Elā (Sūkṣmailā API) Elettaria cardamomum Sd. 8 g
Patra (Tejapatra API) Cinnamomum tamala Lf. 8 g
Priyaṅgu API Callicarpa macrophylla Fl. 8 g
Nāgakeśara API Mesua ferrea Stmn. 8 g
Jala Water 8.1 l
Guḍa Jaggery 4.8 kg
Dhātakī API Woodfordia fruticosa Fl. 160 g
Drākṣā API Vitis vinifera Linn Dr.Fr. 2.880 kg

Method of preparation

  • Take the raw materials of pharmacopoeial quality.
  • Wash, dry and powder the ingredients numbered 1 to 23 of the formulation composition individually and pass through the sieve number 44 to obtain coarse powder.
  • Wash and clean the ingredient number 27 of the formulation composition.
  • Add specified amount of water to the ingredient number 25 of the formulation composition, allow to dissolve and filter through the muslin cloth.
  • Transfer the filtrate to a clean container; add Drākṣā, Dhātakī and coarsely powdered other drugs. Seal the mouth of the container.
  • Shift the container to the fermentation room and constantly check for the signs of completion of fermentation process.[1]


  • Clear dark brown liquid without frothing and significant sedimentation; with aromatic odour and acrid taste.


  • Store in a cool place in tightly closed amber coloured bottle, protect from light and moisture.

Therapeutic uses

  • Grahahṇī (Malabsorption syndrome), Gulma (Abdominal lump), Karṇīa (Emaciation), Kṣaya (Pthisis), Arṣa (Piles), Udara (Urticaria), Pandu (Anaemia).


  • 15 - 30 ml orally with equal amount of water after meals twice a day.


  • Water.

Physico-chemical parameters

Total phenolic content Not less than 0.1 per cent
Total solids 20 to 30 per cent
Specific gravity (at 25º) 1.01 to 1.12
pH 1.0 to 1.25
Reducing sugars 10 to 25 per cent
Non-reducing sugars Not more than 0.5 per cent
Alcohol content 5 to 7.5 per cent
Methanol Absent